The Monkees performed in front of a sold-out audience of over 17,000 at the historic Hollywood Bowl on June 9, 1967. Just five days earlier, The Monkees had attended the 19th Primetime Emmy Awards where the group's television series took home two awards, including 'Outstanding Comedy Series.'
After this concert, The Monkees recorded "Pleasant Valley Sunday" in the studio, which became their smash hit during the Summer of Love.
This illustration is courtesy of Sandra Schock, who shared several pieces of her work with the Live Almanac late last year. Thanks, Sandra!
Despite a lack of Monkees concerts this year, both Micky and Peter will be making personal appearances (and Micky already has a series of solo concert dates booked). Keep checking back for updates!
A big thanks to Daniel Coston for sharing his Monkees concert photos with the Live Almanac. Here's three from Micky and Peter's appearance in Atlanta, Georgia on May 21, 2016.
Japan experienced the first rebirth of The Monkees in the 1980s even before Micky, Davy, and Peter reunited for the mega-successful 20th Anniversary Tour of North America in 1986. When "Daydream Believer" was used in a Kodak commercial in Japan in 1980, Monkeemania was rekindled as the television show returned to the airwaves and Monkees albums were reissued, causing them to chart in that country once again. Demand for The Monkees was so high in Japan that Micky, Davy, and Peter all toured the country individually between 1981 and 1982, playing to near-hysterical audiences. Thanks to everyone at Written In Our Hearts for alerting fans to this YouTube footage from the early 1980s.
Over the last few weeks, longtime Monkees fan Jennifer Winkle has been sharing with the Live Almanac her rich collection of photos from Monkees concerts going all the way back to 2001. Jennifer has taken some great photos, and you'll be seeing them here on the blog and elsewhere over the coming months. Here's two from The Monkees' show at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on December 2, the last night of the 2012 tour.